Green Walls and Roof Tops

Living green architecture has many benefits. Vegetation can shade hard urban surfaces and reduce microclimate temperatures through evapotranspiration, while the planting medium can add layers of insulation to a building’s walls and roofs. Plants absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen and can capture air pollutants. Research into biophilia, humanity’s innate love of living organisms, shows improvements in worker health and productivity, and patient recovery times, when environments incorporate living plants. Architectus passionately advocates green architecture through the incorporation of living walls and roof and balcony gardens. Urban design provides opportunities for more tree planting while urban planning allows opportunities for broader landscape.